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2 - Hinton News Tues. March 5, 2019 D -L More and More People are Reading our Newspaper Because a recent survey found that The HINTON NEWS is the favored source for three out of five for local news and advertising items. Save $$$. Call Monday through Friday, or send this coupon to the address below and we will bill you for your 52 week subscription. Name Address (please print) City. State. .Zip. L. TEAR & MAIL TO: THE HINTON NEWS P. O. BOX 1000 HINTON, WV 25951 Letter to the Editor my Computer from a Ransom Attack. As I was browsing to get AOL Gold on my wife's computer I was diverted to a chat box. The advise was to set me up with a tech and asked for my phone number. Within seconds my phone rang. The next thing that happened was a request to get inside nay computer and fix it. After about 1 hour of showing me all the things that were wrong with my system a sales pitch was started and ended up showing me three ways to pay to fix the system. They could fix it for $299 or set up a two or three year follow up after , ;th~ fix er~ling :with :,$540 for ;three, years [ did:not paY a cen,t.tq ~. rty.on~ ,~ ,and, sh:ut my~, c0mpu:ter down manually. After my wife arrived home I found out she got a call about this mess at her work. That call originated without a reason to have her work number, and before I had 'a call. These criminals did research on us in advance of this encounter. "Imagine that". My system had over 10 years of data and family pictures which I lost restoring my system. They had locked up my files so I had to destroy everything and go back to my 2008 system as it was when I bought the system. Needless to say this group cost me over $18)000 in lost business data and family heirlooms. Luckily I followed the advice on my computer in 2007 to make a"System Restore" file. At that time I had to burn a three disc Restore file. Today one can be made on a USB thumb drive or saved in the cloud. That file saved my computer, otherwise it was a "Black Hole" I found a system booting disc I made from Norton anti-virus repair. I ran it and it filed through 683,258 files before it completed, 24 hours or so running tilae. After running the boot program I ran the System restore and it came up with an error before the third disc ran. At that time I realized the hackers had locked the system from a restore that would save my files. My files were gone and ran the erase everything and restore to the systems as was when I purchased it. -That worked, however the software that was on the computer was outdated and had to be updated. Advice to readers. Do not let anyone get into your system. "that was my first mistake" That unknown consequence cost me family pictures that were irreplaceable. Over 70% of my family pictures are lost for ever. At the time of making a computer system purchase make a "Restore System file", save it and put it where you can find it in case something stupid happens like it did with me. What I had to decide if it was worth $300 to loose my data. ! refuse to pay anyone who hacks into my system one cent. Needless to say I was heart broken but I refuse to be "Bullied" by criminals who are cowards in the background of the internet. Robert Woodbury Baltard, WV ADDICTION SCREENINGS Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or rewferrals 1-800-431-1754. I l CLASSIFIED ADS ONLY 35 ,word 12 N Thursday (The paper is responsible for only one Incorrect Insertion.) BUSINESS ADS 12 N Thursday ::; I-NO,WAITING LIST :: One Bedroom. Section 8 Apts Elderly 62+, Handicapped or Disabled. All utilities included/ On site laundry facilitates. Apply at Hinton House Apts 495 Stokes Drive. Office Hours M-F 8-4. 304-466-5299 1~=3 J ,~t HOU 3-r~:~ OPPOfg] UNITY CALENDARS The Hinton Railroad Museum has received for sale the Steam and Chessie Calendars for 2019. The Museum located at 206 Temple Street is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PIPESTEM RURITAN CLUB rn he Pipestem Ruritan Club meets every fourth Saturday at 6:00 p.m. We have a covered dish dinner and social hour before the meeting. We would like to invite anyone interested in learning about the service club to come and join us for fun and fellowship. For more info please call Janet Lilly at 466-4353. Summers County Writers Group Meetings The Summers County Writers Group has been meeting for a year and is still going strong. We have a kind, generous group of writers who enjoy tackling the writing prompts, sharing our pieces, and generally improving our craft. We also have a group on Facebook with updates on meetings and writing prompts. The meetings for the next three months have been planned. If you want to improve your skills or just want to read some new stories, please feel free to.join us. Other meetings are as follows: March 7 - "I love you but" March 21 - "write about a childhood experience but put it in a different time period" ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS Mini Miracles Child Care is now accepting child care applications for 2 year old children and older. Only one spot available, Call today!!! 304- 466-KIDS Like us on Facebook! WEIGHT WATCHERS Weight Watchers is back in Hinton! Meetings are on Thursday evening at 5:30 in the Fellowship Hall at First Baptist Church, 108 Temple Street, Hinton. For more information contact Connie Wi!ley at 304-660-7206. By Roy ORIGIN OF STATION: passengers at the beginning and at Prior to the year 200 A. D the the end of a railroad line and soon Roman's term "to stand" was applied came to stand' for intermediate to persons, animals and buildings, stopping points as well as the Soon after the second century, they terminals. modified "to stand" and coined the In America, the much traveled word, "stationem" which was wordwas extended to places where applied the same as their earlier a group Of people worked such as a term "to stand." police station, military station, first- The word, stationem, was widely aid station, bus station among many used by the Romans and was so others. Surveyors used it as a fixed strongly rooted in their speech that point where measurements were it survived the collapse of the made. In some Asian countries and empire, in Australia, a sheep or cattle ranch After the fall of the Roman was called a station. empire, the victors learned that Itis, of course, now correct to refer word from the defeated Romans and to a railroad station as a railroad took it north. Later, when the depot, however, in the beginning of Normans attacked the Anglo- the railroad era, a depot was a Saxons, it jumped the English warehouse where items were stored Channel and was on its way to and was limited to the freight world wide use. houses. The word depot at present, Virtually unchanged in its in military use, refers to an spelling, by 1500 A. D the ancient assembling point for troops. word was being used in several On theAlleghenySubdivision, OX ways. When a person was required Cabin, where I was most familiar, to stand guard at a fixed location he was between two locations known as was stationed at that point. The stations, i.e Alleghany Station and term was then extended to the Callaghan Station, Callaghan was guardhouse where the men that originally called Callaghan's were required to stand were because of the stage stopping place headquartered. It was extended owned by Dennis Callaghan. During further applying to the shelters the decade of the 1890's, it was where travelers could get food and changed to Dunlap and around 1900 where fresh horses could be secured it was changed again to Callaghan. by stage coach drivers. The railroad depot was about one The early colonists brought the mile from the village of Callaghan, word across the Atlantic Ocean to therefore, the depot was referred to America where it gained new and as Callaghan Station. extended prominence under On February 4, 1905, an different frontier conditions. Along eastbound train handing 24 coal the route of stage coaches, some loads in charge of Engineer Tom stopping houses were called Inn's, Brown, after passing OX Cabin, ordinaries and coach stations. It was pulled a drawhead out of the seventh adopted on both sides oftheAtlantic head car. What was thought to be to designate a "standing house" for sufficient hand brakes to hold the TlC (g JXD Medicare Advantage Plans Offer A Broader Mix Of Benefits Many Medicare Advantage plans of- fer a,surprising array of new benefits. managing medications. Health insur- ers will alsu be able to provide safety devices to help prevent injuries in the home, including stair rails, grab bars and temporary mobility ramps. Although most insurers WOlft ,)tier the next wave of benefits until 2020, some of the services may be available during this year's open enrolhnent period, which runs through December 7, 2018. It's important to look at costs when shopping for Medicare Advantage plans too. 'lhat's true even if you already have Medicare Advantage, since premi- runs, deductibles and co-pays change from year tu yi:ar. Insurance companies often tweak their list of covered drug, and prices, too, for Medicare Advan- tage plans that cover prescription drugs, and that can mean higher out-of-pocket expenses for ynu. Learn More For further insights, go to www. (NAPS)--Wh'eth;er ~/ou're new to Medicare or an established beneficiary, take a close look at Medicare Advantage plans during this year's open enrolhnent period. 'lhose p()licies may olt~:r the best mix of benefits to meet your health needs. Medicare Advantage plans pro- vide Medicare benefits thrnugh pri- vate health insurance c,mpanies. 'lhese plans, which currently cnver approx- imately 21 million people, typically include extra benefits and services not available on uriginal Medicare. Medicare.corn, a popular non-gov- ernnlent health insurance resource, h)oked at benefits olfered by mnre than 2,500 Medicare Advantage plans avail- able through Medicare.corn fnr 2019. Here are some key benefits available and the percentage uf Medicare Advantage plans offering them: $0 monthly pretniums: 45 percent nf all plans; l)entah 88 percent of plans; Vision exam: 98 percent of plans; Vision glasses: 84 percent of plans; Hearing: 90 percent of plans; Fitness: 99 percent nf plans; Routine transportation: 37 percent of plans; and Meals: 50 percent nf plans. Early in 2018, the government paved the way fi)r Medicare Advantage plans tn offer even more benelits, including adult day care services, respite care for caregivers, and in-home assistance with activities such as dressing, bathing and Notice NARCONON Narconon reminds families that abuse of heroin and opiod drugs has become a national health crisis. Learn to recognize the signs of heroin abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk. Visit blog/naloxone-avai!ability.html to learn about the overdose reversing drug known as naloxone and find out its availability in your state. NOTICE Do you have a diagnosis of breast cancer or know someone who does? Do you need a mammogram and cannot afford one? Do you live in Summers County? If the answer is yes Walk for Her Lifetime can help. We are an organization that offers mammograms and financial aid to those who have a diagnosis of breast cancer. It doesn't matter if you have insurance or not because we cover items most insurance does not. For more information call 304-228-9189 or 304-575-7026. and Cabbage Alderson Corned Beef Dinner in available. The food received rave reviews last year and no less is expected this year. Alderson Main Street has been responsible for the restoration of the Old Gulf Station and the Historic 1896 C&O Depot; the establishment of Alumni Park as well as the construction of the Gazebo and the landscaping; and sponsors the Strawberry Festival as well as the Grand Illumination at Christmas. These accomplishments are the result of thousands of volunteer hours and fund raising events such as this. Please join all your friends for a great meal and a time for catching up with your neighbors. Alderson Main Street has scheduled there second Annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner on Friday, March 15, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Alderson Community Center. It has been said that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day. Here is an opportunity for all to channel their "inner Irish" with a corned beef and cabbage dinner for a donation of $10 per adult; $5 for children 6- 12; and 5 and under free. With "chef' Rich Lohmeyer in charge of the kitchen and a willing crew of AMS members and friends, a delicious dinner of corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, drink, and dessert will be served. Take out dinners are also I other seventeen cars were set and while holding on to the seven head cars, the crew proceeded to Callaghan to set off the damaged car. The hand brakes did not hold the rear of the train and they ran away crashing into the head end at a terrible speed scattering coal and COMMISSION MEETING The Summers County Commission will meet at 9:00 a. m. in the County Commission Office at the Courthouse on the second Wednesday of each month. The Session for March will be Wednesday, March 13. Contact Mary Beth Merritt, County Clerk before March 13 13 at 466-7104 if yau have any questions or if you have items for'the agenda. West Virginia Republican Party Statement on Capitol Display Charleston, W.Va. -West Virginia cars in every direction. John Spinor, Republican Party Chairwoman a colored hobo riding on one of the Melody Potter issued the following coal cars was killed in the wreck, statementonthedisplayat the State When the railroad reached the Capitol regarding Congresswoman summit of Alleghany Mountain, the Ilhan Omar. name of the depot as well as the The West Virginia Republican village and post office was named Party does not approve, condone, Alleghany Station, later each or support hate speech. One of the dropped the word station except the exhibitors at our West Virginia railroad when referring to the Republican Party Day at the passenger train station. Capitol displayed a sign that we During the early days of the C&O, did not approve, were not aware of only two westbound and two before the day started, and we do eastbound passenger trains not support. Upon learning about operated in and out of Hinton, an the sign, we immediately asked express train and a mail train in this exhibitor to remove the sign.i both directions. The following Our Party supports freedom accident was reported in "The of speech, but we do not endorse Mountain Herald," Thursday, speech that advances intolerant September 3, 1874 which is of and hateful views. We have shown interest: ,The western-bound mail train from Richmond on Monday evening last, just at dusk, ran into a slide near Alleghany Station. The head- light at this particular time of the evening gives very little light, and as the slide had occurred in a cut no blame is attached to the engineer in charge. The locomotive was almost entirely demolished. No lives lost or personal injuries. The east-bound express train coming up to the wreck, passengers & c were transferred to it and returned to Hinton about three o'clock Tuesday morning." Free Interesting Computer Classes Available Computer Classes offered once a week. Learn how to type without hunting and pecking, learn better safety standards for being online, that when West Virginians are united, when we respect each other, embrace our differences and focus on moving our state forward what we can accomplish. COMMUNITY SUPPORT The Hinton Lions Club is asking for the Communities support in helping to provide those who need, eye examinations or eye glasses. The Hinton Lions have been providing assistance for over 18 years and are asking community organizations and businesses as well as citizens for monetary donations to continue providing help to those in need in our community. ,~s news spreads of the help being provided, requests are now outnumbering the Lions Club's ability to help. Once a request is received, the individual's application is screened to insure that other avenues of assistance are pursued before the ,:an,d gtet, cer.t,~.fie.d ,~hr, oug:hf our Iuions,Club,provides help. ~-~omputer.!~sse,~]',~,}s~n~d[~.~3 b~bXh~i~tio~s~chfl~Be maildd t~i 1Li~ns programs! ~,; ~,~ ; Club;Sight,Assistance I~b~rdin, Inquire at the front desk or the P.O. Box 1321, Hinton, WV 25951. third floor of the library for more Checks should be made out to: information! 304-466-4490. Hinton Lions Club. BEAN Summers County School of Practical Nursing call 304-466-6040, Ext. 305 or visit the Summers County School website mmers.kl Applications are now being accepted for a March 27, 2019 testing date. 1 I m eri.inatio. on o.ex. l color, religion, disability age, and national origin. 1! ml "Your Full-Service Service Station" 466-0133 For Pay At the Pump Gas & Diesel Fuel ,4LL TIRES." FREE MOUNT FREE BAI.ANCE FREE FIRE VAI Mechanics [ Nick Connell Robert Ric dson BRAKE SPECIAL: FRONT PADS ONLY LIFE TIME WARRANTY WF AREVER GOLD $69.95 WAGNER $79.95 COMPUTER 5C.AN We're drivers too. ) I)